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towns and cities from the southern plains north to illinois. >> and developing overnight, a hot air balloon packed with tourists takes a deadly plunge overseas. >> and snubbed by his own party. chris christie gets the cold shoulder, left off the list for a key republican event. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. i feel like i haven't seen you in days. >> you haven't. good morning to you. good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's tuesday, february 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, it is a raging blizzard, blasting the southern plains. leaving large parts of texas and oklahoma buried under more than a foot of snow. roads are impassable, drivers are stranded. this picture was sent to us from a reporter philip prince. a trucker stuck on interstate 40 about 50 miles east of amarillo. look at the conditions there. he says the highway has been shut down. he has been stuck for about eight hours when he finally took that picture. two people have been killed, one on an icy road in kansas, another at a home in oklahoma where t
. >>> and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. >>> and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about wha
than three inches on the city, nothing chicago can't handle. it was still the largest amount of snow this season. and enough to cause several accidents on several streets there and, of course, on the highways. now, chicago is not alone. look at this a multi-vehicle crash shut down part of interstate 80 in iowa. semi truck lost control, smashed into a cable barrier and then a charter bus smashed into the semi, slicing it in half. carrying the simpson college softball team. no one was hurt. one player tweeted an ainngel mt be watching over them. >>> people in this building thought it was an earthquake when sheets of snow is it started sliding off the roof. described it as the sound of a thund thunderous roar. wichita saw its second highest two-day snowfall total on record. >> is this what nupg can look forward to this weekend? karen mcginnis is tracking the storm for us. that could have been dangerous if someone had been walking on that street. >> that was from an ireporter, amanda slchlt aviana. she thought it was a hurricane at first. she hurried down and got the tail end of it. it j
with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this region has been hit by a big winter storm and as you mentioned it has proven to be deadly storm killing thee people and we see as crews try to clear these roads, unfortunately more snow is in the forecast here. snowplows hit the streets of kansas city tuesday to wage war against mother nature. this city on the kansas/missouri border could see up to a foot of snow from the massive blizzard before it ends. lindsay spent m
and it eventually moves out by tomorrow night into salina. heavy snow by tomorrow morning in kansas city and getting a little snow into chicago before it's all said and done. >> chicago, they are used to that. >> that's right. >> thanks, chad. appreciate that. that's going to do it for me. see you tomorrow. "the situation room" with wolf blitzer starts right now. >>> fred, thanks very much. happening now, prosecutors say the accused murderer oscar pistorius and his girlfriend argued for an hour before she was shot. we have the latest revelations in this sensational case. >>> the catholic church grappling with questions that haven't been asked in centuries. where does an ex-pope live and can they speed up the process of choosing a new pope? >>> and the glory days of rocket men. an exclusive look at how the rocket business is booming. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." imagine getting every friday off for the next 22 weeks. but there's a catch. you won't get paid. you'll be forced to give up 20% of your weekly paycheck. that's the prospect facing thousands of people whose jobs depend on
and the need for tougher laws to curb the vy tlens that sdiolenc devastated that city. >>> the public relations fallout from the vacation from hell, ahead. wild salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls, and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy 100 delicious varieties under 400 calories. lean cuisine. like other precious things that start off white, it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> minding your business. the nightmare cruise, but now the fallout. wall street doesn't seem to be phased by the disaster. carnival shares haven't been changed much. but now all eyes are on carnival management. >> it's a pr challenge, management challenge. a crucial moment for the team running this company. there are those who have looked back and sa
,000 people living south of the city. but on friday morning, they, like everyone in the region, were shocked by what they saw. an intense light followed by a trail of smoke across the sky. kindergarten worker says that the 22 children in this room ran to the windows when they saw the light. but she felt that something was wrong and moved them away. she said she was still facing the windows when the meteor's shock wave hit. as the windows blew in, the flying glass cut olga's hands and face, and she said she did not notice, because she was worried about the children. most were safe, but some were terrified and one was bleeding heavily. 3-year-old sasha suffered deep cuts to the hands and face. her mother ran to the kindergarten after she heard the blast. i was shaking she says, and i grabbed her and started to calm her down. a lot of the kids were crying, too. this lady was also in the room that morning and not hurt physically by the blast, but her mother says she is traumatized and too afraid to stand near the windows and keeps asking if the glass is going to break again. ekaterina says that
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standard for americans maybe coming out of a city or an coming out of a city or an encampment somewhere in the u.s. where they're meeting and saying antigovernment things? are we going to have signature strikes in america? it opens pandora's box if you say we may as well kill americans in america without a trial, with politicians making the decision. >> last night, you issued the tea party response to the state of the union and you took on democrats, also republicans. but i have to ask you this senator, because last time around in 2012, four of the 16 senate candidates endorsed by the tea party, four actually won. is the tea party losing steam? >> we did better in 2010. we didn't do as well, but neither did any republicans do very well in 2012, so i don't think that's necessarily fair. i would say there's still a movement, but i think that the tea party gives energy. mostly to the republican party, but it's also equal parts chastisement to equal parts to anybody who promotes big government of deficit so the tea party isn't afraid to tell republicans you need to spend less money. >> appr
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, schools have beençó shut down in many fáciti. several airports have come to a stand still at this point. this is what it looks like in norman, oak, pure whiteout fá conditions. the storm dropping 15 inches of snow on monday making it nearly impossible for emergency rescue vehicles to rescue people now stuck on the roads. one person died when theu rooff his home partiallyñr collapsed. wichita, kansas, broke a snowfall record for the entire monthñr of february in six days. schools have been5a closed her most flights have beenÑh9 at the kansas city international airport. and piling snow has knocked out power tow3 tens of thousands of people. ted is at chicago's o'harelp airport. normally very w3busy. this is the second time in two weeks we have seen chicago h) with a major snowstorm.fá >> reporter: yes, the storm is you can seeq it is snowing here suzanne. and iuk has been snowing for th better part of ant( hour now. and we already had 250 flights canceled at o'hare. another 50 flights canceled out of midway, also out of chicago. but, quite frankly, most flights are still running.
new york city penthouse. it's $1.5 billion. here is why it's so expensive. it has got, yep, 30 large cabins, nine decks, two helipads to land the private helicopter, a submarine and a military grade missile defense system. armor plating and bulletproof windows. so if you think it costs too much to fill up your gas tank, check this out. this pays $650,000 to gas it up. what's it for me. frederica whitfield back in the house, takes over from here. good to see you, fred. >> good to be back. good to see you. >>> i'm frederica whitfield in for brooke baldwin. newvalentine's day murder in south africa. a bail hearing against the man known the world over as blade runner. prosecutors set the scene in the bathroom of the olympian's house. remember, oscar pistorius has admitted that he shot his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp through the bathroom door. but, he says, he killed her by mistake thinking she was an intruder. blood stains on a cell phone and a cricket bat also were found in the bathroom. neighbors recall sounds of arguinging coming from their home before the shooting. a police inv
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americans. zain asher at a new york city gas station. drivers must be complaining this morning, zain. >> hi, soledad. drivers understandably upset. a gas station on tenth avenue. the average price of gasoline, 3.73 across the country. this particular gas station, gas prices are a lot higher, 4.15. as i mentioned, u.s. national average, 3.73. in hawaii, california, higher still, the most expensive place to buy gas right now. 4.28. california not far behind. the cheapest place to buy gas, in wyoming, 3.17. as you mentioned, americans right now spending a lot more money on heating bills, that, of course, means they don't have much money to spare in terms of gas prices, also, we've got taxes going up for a lot of americans. a lot of people seeing paychecks shrink. some taxi drivers, saying they are spending upward of 40, $50, $60 per day. it really is having a huge effect on people. >> what a big mess. thanks, zain appreciate that. >>> jennifer delgado in the weather center this morning with a freeze warning that could spell some serious trouble for florida citrus crops. good morning. >> hi, so
on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. stay top of mind with customers? from deals that bring them in with an offer... to social media promotions that turn fans into customers... to events that engage and create buzz... to e-mails that keep loyal customers coming back, our easy-to-use tools will keep you in front of your customers. see what's right for you at constantcontact.com/try. >> gloria borger, i think everybody agrees that chuck hagel had a poor performance. he shouldn't have had one, because he had a long time to prepare. the questions going into the hearing -- >> iran, did he think he wouldn't be asked about iran? >> do you think democrats will abandon him? >> i think that
's following the investigation for us. what's the latest, brian? >> reporter: one city official tells us this is the most analyzed piece of electricity in history. we do have new information on concerns about the power supply in the month leading up to the super bowl. in the months leading up to super bowl xlvii, there were worries and warnings among superdome officials about the stadium's power situation. that's from memos from the superdome management group. october 15th, 2012, a memo from pat toppler refers to transient spikes in loads in the system that had previously occurred. >> the concern whether the connection point from the grid to the superdome was reliable. this memo says a test determined that the power feeder line had some decay and had a chance of failure. >> a letter five days before that from an outside engineer hired by the superdome said based on test results, the superdome's main and only electrical feed are not sufficiently liable to support the high profile event schedule. >> and in response to that entergy and superdome services constructed a whole new vault that t
amongst two cities. that has to be done as the ship ties up alongside. wolf? >> we are showing our viewers, live pictures. we have a helicopter flying overhead now. sandra endo, martin, is on board that helicopter. these are live pictures, exclusive pictures that we're showing our viewers what it's like on the upper deck of the "triumph." as you can see there, it's moving pretty slowly now that that tug line has been reattached. the carnival cruise organization is saying it's moving at a speed of about 5.4 knots, which is the equivalent of 6.2 miles per hour. i think we've established connection with sandra endo on board that helicopter. can you hear me, sandy? i'm not sure that sandra endo can hear us. we can see those pictures. sandy, if you can hear me, tell us where you are, what you're seeing. i think we have the same shot from your helicopter. >> yeah, wolf. if you can hear me, it's very difficult to hear you right now but we are circling on top of the "triumph." these are live pictures of what exactly is going on in the upper deck. we're seeing more people out and it looks like wait
katrina the city was in shambles until the tough talking general and his troops took over. oh, yeah, take that drug dealers and gang leaders. of course the people and especially local chicago police might have a problem with federal intervention, but still, is the national guard the answer to gun violence. facebook.com/carolcnn or tweet me @carol cnn. jason johnson. >> it makes perfect sense for us to respond to gun violence by highly militarized responses. it's not how you clean up bad neighborhoods. what you do is hire more police. you hire police from those particular communities and you have the police walk the streets. you have things like what rudy jewel any did in new york which is take care of quality of life crime, take graffiti off the walls and clean up garbage. these are the ways you stop gun violence. it's not about bringing in troops and scaring everybody in the street. >> just the sight of the general saying to some stupid gang member prone to violence saying put that gun down or i'm going to get you, that sounds good to me, actually. >> it sounds good to me, too. i love th
miami, they beat oklahoma city by 10 points to win the seventh straight game. lebron was great again. scored over 30 points. 39 to be exact. but this is the shot that dropped his shooting percentage to 59%. which is 1% shy of extending his nba report to seven straight games. >> you had your 60% field goal percentage going until you jacked up that three in the shot clock. were you aware what that meant? >> no, i wasn't aware, but all good things got to come to an end at some point. you know, it was a good run. we got the win tonight and that's the most important. >> hey, mate. it's a kangaroo. look at this he lpga tournament in australia. it was delayed by what else -- yes, kangaroos. dozens of them bouncing up and down the fairway. play was actually stopped for a short time. you know, seeing the kangaroo ares, carol, got us thinking wondering if one of those kangaroos happened to pick up one of the player's golf balls would that player be penalized? we found out not, because the kangaroos, as you might be surprised in australia are not part of the golf course. >>> you have heard of t
of the country. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed the vatican city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. over 100,000 people turned out to hear pope benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. ben wedeman is covering the story from rome. >> reporter: a much larger crowd crammed into st. peters square to hear pope benedict give his penultimate angeles prayer. he asked for them to pray for him and the next pope. the pope is now going into a week-long lenten retreat. this is an annual tradition, and part of the lenten season. when he re-emerges, he will convene the last angelis prayer and then step down as the pontiff. it's not clear at this point when the meeting of the conclave, the meeting of 117 cardinals assembled to vote for the next pope will meet. however, a senior vatican spokesman on saturday said that, it could happen earlier than planned, before the 15th of march. i'm ben wedeman, cnn, reporting from rome. >> all right. thank you, ben. >>> a cold day to talk about global warming. thousa
's helicopter flying over the city of chicago. she went to a corner store to get a pop and some chips and was caught in gang cross fire. a senior in high school. her family said she wanted to be a lawyer. wolf. >> is it on track now, the gang violence, the deaths, the senseless killings that are going on in chicago right now, potentially to be even worse this year than last? because last was awful. >> reporter: yeah, it was. and yes, the answer to your question, if things continue as they have already this year in the month of january, 42 murders, that's the most in the month of january since 2002. if it continues at this pace, unbelievably, chicago will have more murders this year than even last. >> ted rowlands, thanks very much. this important note to our viewers. i'm going to be speaking with jenay mcfarland's mother about her family's tragedy, later tonight, 8:00 p.m. eastern, i'm filling in for anderson cooper on "a.c. 360." >>> shock at the apparent suicide of country star mindy mccready. her life sounded like the lyrics of a heartbreak ballad, including drug abuse, domestic vi
these job creating projects in your city. i've seen all those ribbon cuttings. so tonight, i propose a fix it first program to put people to work as soon as possible on aur most urgent repairs like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country. and to make sure taxpayers don't shoulder the whole burden, i'm also proposing a partnership to rebuild america that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most, modern ports to move our goods, modern pipelines to withstand a form, modern schools worthy of our children. let's prove there's no better place to do business than here in the united states of america and let's start right away. we can get this done. part of our rebuilding effort must also involve our housing sector. the good news is our housing market is finally healing from the collapse of 2007. home prices are rising at the fastest pace in six years. home purchases are up nearly 50%. and construction is expanding again, but even with mortgage rates near a 50-year low, too many families with solid credit who want to buy a home are being rejecte
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a couple of weeks ago, you might recall a similar north korean video showing new york city in flames over this musical soundtrack. obviously, they're trying to show a little bit of bluster, little bit of muscle, if they can, as they conduct these kinds of tests. >> that's the old propaganda unit at work. >>> meanwhile, sounds like something out of a movie. eight armed masked thieves dressed as police officers, which we didn't know yesterday, stole $50 million worth of diamonds from a plane while the passengers were on board. >> are you serious? >> yeah. >> no shots were fired, fortunately. nobody got hurt in all of this. but this happened in brussels airport in belgium on monday night. dan rivers shows us it only took a couple of minutes for them to actually pull this whole thing off. >> reporter: it required chutzpah, inside knowledge, and very fast driving, one of the biggest gem heists ever, and the question is who did it? who would dare to steal $50 million worth of diamonds from a supposedly super secure european airport? it all sounds like the plot of a hollywood blockbuster, a rath
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